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Weekly photo challenge – unusual

I think I got this one in under the wire.  Isn’t there a new challenge every Wednesday?  In any case, here are my picks for this week’s theme:

wild salvia, unusually colored blue

the most unusual lily at the Arboretum

looks like a cat’s tail, very unusual plant

Dali, he’s an unusual artist

unusual art at the Walker

Chihuly at Minneapolis Institute of Art, unusual glass sculpture

ghourds of unusual size at the fair

tin foil sculptures of women praying, unusual art at the Pompidou in Málaga

what could this be?? very unusual looking plant.

unusual art in Barcelona



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Weekly Photo Challenge – Friend

For this week’s challenge I present my interpretation of friend.

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Solitude

In response to this week’s photo challenge, I present photos that evoke solitude.  Click on the link to view other entries and enjoy!!

And I’ll finish with one of my favorites from our trip to Spain in 2010 when my little girl was still a little girl…….seemingly all alone on that beach…..


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Weekly Photo Challenge – Ambience

This photo came up in my alternating wallpaper on this computer and immediately I thought of the photo challenge.  The quiet, peaceful ambience of a street near the Picasso Museum in Barcelona.  In the early morning hours before the hustle and bustle that is surely about to take place.  Enjoy.  Click here to see other entries in this challenge.


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Weekly Photo Challenge – Look Up

I haven’t entered the challenge for a while. Summertime is just not conducive for blogging, especially here in the frozen tundra.  But I’m up early and I’m home this weekend and I have several photos to enter for this one! Click on the link to view other entries or to enter yourself and enjoy!!


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Weekly Photo Challenge – Landscape

Here’s my entry for this week’s challenge.  Please click on the link to see other entries for the challenge.

This was taken in the last month on the high speed train between Córdoba and Málaga Spain.  There’s a castle on that hill and a small white town behind the hill.  I love the sky and clouds.


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My 4th blogoversary!!

And I’m still here!  Thank you to all my wonderful followers and all the “likes” over the years. I appreciate it very much.  Similar to past years’ posts about my blogoversary, below are some of my favorite posts as well as the most popular posts as defined by the number of likes they received. Similar to last year’s post I’m going to link the favorite and popular posts and end with a gallery of favorite photos from those posts. I hope you all enjoy. Here’s to another year of blogging!

First off, some popular posts for the weekly photo challenge.  This challenge was entitled Orange and as you can see, I have many orange photos.  One of my own personal favorites Early Bird which contains some favorite sunrise photos.  And this one was by far the most popular in terms of likes.  Again, thank you my lovely followers and photo lovers.  Entitled Intricate, it’s mostly made up of photos from Spain where there is an abundance of intricate tile work and architecture.  One last weekly photo challenge post, this theme was called Muse where I focused on flowers and sunsets.

Next, some of you know that last March together with my sister and my daughter, we packed up my mother’s apartment and moved her to Virginia to live with my sister.  I enjoyed putting together Memories from my mother’s life, a photographic tour of many of the photos we found while packing.  A companion to this one was Duets with my sister.  Whenever the two of us get together we always play duets and our mother really enjoys this so we found time amidst all the packing, sorting and tossing to play duets.  One last post from that trip is a restaurant review of The Cheesecake Factory in Pembroke Pines where my mother lived.  My daughter had never been there before and we enjoyed it so much that we went back for our final dinner while in Florida.

A few posts from last summer include one I did on summer gardening.  I also found time to visit the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory while the water lilies were in bloom.  I need to make sure and see those every year, they are so beautiful!!  And then our annual trip to the Minnesota State Fair that I posted at the end of summer. A must for this family!

Last fall I took care of my mother so that my sister and her husband could take a week’s vacation to celebrate their 25th anniversary.  I was able to take a trip to our nation’s capital and enjoyed visiting the National Gallery of Art.  I also met a blogger friend there and we had a marvelous time both at the museum as well as a fabulous lunch at Oyamel Cocina Mexicana afterwards. It was a quick trip but well worth it!

Three last posts that I’d like to share, the first is our annual trip to the conservatory during the winter. It’s such a nice escape from winter, truly a breath of fresh air that leaves us feeling rejuvenated and ready to face the rest of winter.  In May I went to Art-a-Whirl, where local artists let the public into their studios.  It was so interesting and fun that I’m going back again this year!  So, stay tuned for another Art-a-Whirl post this May.

To close I’m sharing a post from last weekend’s visit to our fantastic conservatory, this time for the annual orchid show.  Such gorgeous flowers!  And I hope you’ll enjoy it again if you’ve already seen it.  And if you missed it, well, here’s your chance to see it.  I had fun putting it together.

As promised, here’s a gallery of some of my favorite photos from last year.  Enjoy!!



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